Miscellaneous VIC sightings # 2

 
  Foamer GEEWONG

Location: Geelong
A just as quick fix would be to weld it back on.....

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  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
A just as quick fix would be to weld it back on.....
"Foamer"

But the brace could fail at the still attached end, after the broken end Is welded back together.


To weld It back together properly the heat affected zone around the weld (both ends) would need heat treatment and reinforcing to avoid cracks forming In the future.


A quick safe fix would be to cut It off, and fix It properly when the wagon can be made available for heavy repair (that could be straight away ?)
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
A just as quick fix would be to weld it back on.....
"Foamer"
But the brace could fail at the still attached end, after the broken end Is welded back together. To weld It back together properly the heat affected zone around the weld would need heat treatment and reinforcing to avoid cracks forming In the future. A quick safe fix would be to cut It off, and fix It properly when the wagon can be made available for heavy repair (that could be straight away ?)
"Nightfire"


As it is or with the brace cut off it would probably be deemed structuraly impared and have to be pulled from service. Anyone ever tried squashing a box without any top or bottom? It's very easy and this wagon may bend laterally without that brace if heavy force is applied from both ends (rough shunt or at the front of the train during heavy dynamic braking.)
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
As it is or with the brace cut off it would probably be deemed structuraly impared and have to be pulled from service. Anyone ever tried squashing a box without any top or bottom? It's very easy and this wagon may bend laterally without that brace if heavy force is applied from both ends (rough shunt or at the front of the train during heavy dynamic braking.)
"DounutCereal"


More the reason why the broken wagon should be reported !!
  Polar Tiger Chief Commissioner

Location: FL390
This afternoon while at Bunbury St I noticed a PN well wagon being shunted in a consist with a broken cross beam support, not sure how serious this kind of problem is but assuming PN weren't aware of it would it be worth reporting? The wagon concerned is RQZY 7045E. 
"Polar Tiger"
Was the cross brace flapping up and down as the wagon was moving ? I guess It would of been, there for weakening the end that's still attached. The whole cross brace could very easily break off, If unchecked. A quick fix would be to gas axe the brace off (as It's not doing what It was designed to do, more the opposite)
"Nightfire"


The broken cross brace was flexing slightly but wasn't making contact with the rail or ballast, the train was only moving very slowly though. I've made contact with PN and have forwarded the above photo, so no doubt they'll look into it.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Interesting sightings today. UP Vline N Class light through Bunbury Street.  Was there an issue with the Albury pass today?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/Railpage/7869010378/

Regards
Brian

  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
A60 was retrieved from storage to have the honours of running the 1522 down Bacchus Marsh this afternoon.
  D3639 #TeamRog

Location: Melbourne, Vic
Down Vline N class though the Bunbury Street cam at 7:47. Albury pass issue today?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/Railpage/7867491148/in/photostream
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
93's through again.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/Railpage/7870479884/

  Foamer GEEWONG

Location: Geelong
Spotted through the Geelong grain loop.  GM36, S312, C501 and T342 this morning.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
El Zorro returning south earlier tonight (19:20 approx)- G, T, T, T


  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
http://www.flickr.com/photos/60627979@N02/7869046258/

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"MillzyNo6"


Are the WCL trains still working out out of Horsham yard ? or Is It all been swiched over to Dooen.
  73LJWhiteSL Deputy Commissioner

Location: South East Melbourne Surburbs
Maryvale running late last week seen through Cardina Road.



Steve
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I saw what looked a BL class on a freight (not sure what type, was definitely not a grainy) bypassing Southern Cross today around 11:40am. Does anyone know what it was?
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
I saw what looked a BL class on a freight (not sure what type, was definitely not a grainy) bypassing Southern Cross today around 11:40am. Does anyone know what it was?
"railblogger"


Possibly the broad gauge steel train?

Did it have open wagons and flat wagons?

Wolfpac
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I saw what looked a BL class on a freight (not sure what type, was definitely not a grainy) bypassing Southern Cross today around 11:40am. Does anyone know what it was?
"railblogger"


Possibly the broad gauge steel train?

Did it have open wagons and flat wagons?

Wolfpac
"wolfpac"

It had wagons of some sort. They weren't flat though.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I saw what looked a BL class on a freight (not sure what type, was definitely not a grainy) bypassing Southern Cross today around 11:40am. Does anyone know what it was?
"railblogger"


Possibly the broad gauge steel train?

Did it have open wagons and flat wagons?

Wolfpac
"wolfpac"

It had wagons of some sort. They weren't flat though.
"railblogger"


If they were steel wagons they would look like cut down, open top container wagons, either brown or yellow in colour.

Other possibilties are it could have either been a grain train running to Westall to run around before heading to Kensington, or a quarry train headed for Westall, either of these trains would have hopper wagons.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I did say it was definitely not a grainy. The wagons were yellow.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I did say it was definitely not a grainy. The wagons were yellow.
"railblogger"


Butterboxes on RKLX flats. The Long Island.
  712M Chief Commissioner

N456 and unknown red FN set went empty to Caulfield to run around departing SCS approx 18:45.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Two trains through Bendigo tonight, with S303 leading the El Z grain in company of G521, T357 and T320



and later the Qube Deniliquin, with S313 being attached in front of G515, B76 and T395 after repairs at the SSR roundhouse workshops

Two S leading G combos in one night isn't bad at all! 8)

EDIT: Fixed up the T's number on the Deni- Thanks LowndesJ515
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Two trains through Bendigo tonight, with S303 leading the El Z grain in company of G521, T357 and T320



and later the Qube Deniliquin, with S313 being attached in front of G515, B76 and T364 after repairs at the SSR roundhouse workshops

Two S leading G combos in one night isn't bad at all! 8)
"Greensleeves"


T395 was the other T Class on 9072, T364 was left in Melbourne.

S313 was put on the front at Bendigo to see how she performed after some repairs plus easier to just plonk on the front instead of loco shuffling around in Bendigo Yard.

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